U.S. Army to Acquire Airborne Microwave System That Snipes Drones Out of the Sky

By: | August 12th, 2018

Airborne Microwave System

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin has developed a drone-demolishing airborne microwave system that quite literally cooks drones in midair.

As if that were not cool enough, the U.S. Army has announced plans to purchase the technology, which can be mounted on a myriad of aircraft in order to swiftly disable drones with a beam of focused radiation.

Drones are increasingly being utilized in combat and even in a recent assassination attempt in Venezuela, so tech capable of eliminating drone threats is becoming more and more sought after.

Lockheed Martin is developing a similar airborne microwave system for the Air Force, called the Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator.

Marshall Smith

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